mob justice

Mob killings plague Port Elizabeth

A series of horrific vigilante murders have rocked Port Elizabeth with 14 men having been killed in just over two months in Kwazakhela, Zwide and New Brighton. A breakdown of trust between residents and police is being blamed. A man, who doesn’t want to be identified, is furious after his[…]

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Concerns over attempted mob justice by Facreton residents

The social media world was filled with mixed emotions over the weekend after a video surfaced of Facreton residents allegedly attacking the police for trying to arrest an alleged rapist. According to public relations officer of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) Chesslyn Steenberg, a 46-year-old male sexually assaulted a 15-year-old.[…]

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‘Mob justice killings reflects frustration’

As the issue of crime has taken precedence in community news, over the weekend, the Athlone Gangwatch Facebook page published disturbing images of a suspected burglar, who had allegedly been attacked and killed by members of the community, in what has been described as a ‘mob justice’ attack. Chairperson of[…]

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Flats residents concerned over alleged mob justice

Residents in Heideveld, Cape Town, are concerned by the rise in alleged mob justice killings, after two bodies were found at a train station in the suburb on Monday. Two unidentified men were killed on Monday morning and their burnt bodies left near the Heideveld train station, News24 reported. The[…]

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Delft victim found alive

The victim of an alleged mob justice attack in Delft has been found, the City of Cape Town said on Thursday. “The City of Cape Town… has tracked down the victim of an assault captured on video, which also featured three law enforcement officers,” the city’s executive director for safety[…]

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